CANNES, FRANCE (May 22, 2013) – CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Emjag Productions’ Alexandra Milchan, and Film 360’s Scott Lambert announced today from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival that they will jointly produce HUBRIS with acclaimed filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, the Golden Globe award-winning miniseries Carlos) directing. CG Cinema and Orange Studios are financing. The film, which marks the first time Assayas is shooting a film in the U.S., is set to begin production in the second quarter of 2014. Inspired by a true story based on an article by Hillel Levin, HUBRIS is a fast-pacedcrime thriller that follows a crew of thieves led by John Mendell who rob apawn shop and discover it is a front for the most brutal crime boss in Chicago history, Tony Accardo. Assayas is represented by CAA, and Intertalent in Paris. Assayas’ next film SILS MARIA will shoot this summer.
Las Vegas is one of those distinctly American creations: it was designed and built by a gangster, in the middle of a deathly desert, as a utopian celebration for bad behavior, gilded excessiveness, criminal activity and off-color kitsch. It's a place where you can stay in intricately themed hotel/casinos based upon the pyramids of Egypt, Arthurian castles, New York City, Paris, Amazonian rain forests, Roman coliseums and Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island," but you'd be hard-pressed to find a museum or library to attend. And yet there's something hypnotically attractive about this place – we keep returning to it, again and again, both in real life and in the movies. This week's "Hangover, Part III" climaxes (as it were) in Vegas, high atop Caesar's Palace, and in keeping with this we decided to celebrate the bad taste and blinding neon lights of Vegas by showcasing ten of the very best Las Vegas movies. "Ocean's 11" (Lewis Milestone, 1960) It's a swinging good...
PSA Peugeot-Citroen is stressing there will be no job losses in plans to close and move its administrative and research site near Paris.
PARIS (Reuters) - Societe Generale said on Wednesday that it was moving to dismiss its top Russian executive days after his shock arrest on bribery charges.
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